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  • Quinn: The year the pay gap disappeared - 02/10/2016 09:23 PM PST
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    Point Reyes: Lawsuit challenges historic ranching operations at iconic park

    02/11/2016 12:03 AM PST
    Three groups sued the National Park Service, claiming that the cattle are causing erosion, polluting waterways with manure, harming endangered salmon and other species and blocking public access. 
    Former Giants coach Flannery blasts Padres fans in Twitter post
    02/10/2016 10:38 PM PST - Tim Flannery, who was a popular player, broadcaster and coach for the Padres before joining the Giants, vents against San Diego fans who have badgered him and called him a traitor. 

    FBI surrounds last occupiers at Oregon refuge
    02/10/2016 10:18 PM PST - The FBI surrounded the last four occupiers of a wildlife refuge in eastern Oregon as they yelled at law enforcement officers in armored vehicles to back off, prayed with supporters over an open phone line, and said later they would turn themselves in Thursday morning 

    Deputy, civilian pilot killed in Tulare County plane crash
    02/10/2016 10:12 PM PST - Authorities say a sheriff's deputy and a civilian pilot were killed when a single-engine plane crashed near Springville in Tulare County.  

    Warriors beat Suns, are 48-4 at All-Star break
    02/10/2016 11:37 PM PST - Stephen Curry and the Warriors head into the All-Star break with the best record in NBA history at this stage of the season 

    Obama lands in Mountain View to rake in cash for Democrats
    02/10/2016 08:35 PM PST - President Barack Obama landed at Moffett Field Wednesday night to attend two Democratic fundraisers Thursday after spending the night in San Jose.  

    BART: Parking fees may rise as much as $30 for O.co Coliseum, Oracle Arena events
    02/10/2016 07:13 PM PST - The BART board of directors will take up a policy at its meeting Thursday to charge between $7 and $30 on an event-by-event basis, BART officials said. 

    Giants, Belt avoid arbitration, agree on one-year deal
    02/10/2016 10:17 PM PST - For the second time in three years, the Giants and Brandon Belt came within minutes of an arbitration hearing before agreeing to terms on a one-year contract. Belt will receive a $6.2 million salary, which is $200,000 less than the midpoint of the figures that he and the club exchanged last month. 

    California's first Zika virus case this year reported in Yolo County
    02/10/2016 10:15 PM PST - Yolo County on Wednesday reported California's first case of the Zika virus this year, adding to concerns about the virus' spread from Latin America.  

    East Oakland: Friends of Sausal Creek takes on watershed rehab
    02/10/2016 06:09 PM PST - The Sausal Creek watershed, one of nine major creeks in Oakland, runs through the center of the city. The green, peaceful and idyllic trails, such as in Dimond Canyon Park, feel miles away from the bustle and concrete of an urban city.  

    Two Artemis Rowing students making their mark
    02/10/2016 05:49 PM PST - In 2014, Josh Morgan was part of the first Artemis duo to qualify a boat for USRowing Youth National Championships. And Christine Hovermale helped deliver an Artemis boat to a fourth-place finish at the 2015 youth nationals. In addition to their rowing successes, the two athletes, both seniors at their respective schools -- Hovermale at Saint Joseph Notre Dame High in Alameda and Morgan at Oakland's College Preparatory -- have exhibited prowess in the classroom.  

    Gas falls under $2
    02/10/2016 06:17 PM PST - The oil glut that has brought pain to the petroleum industry is putting smiles on motorists' faces for a change when they fuel up. 

    Warriors' Kerr expected to coach Wednesday against Suns
    02/10/2016 05:25 PM PST - Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr, who didn t feel well after Tuesday night s victory over the Houston Rockets, is expected to be on the bench for Wednesday night s game against the Phoenix Suns.  

    Antioch OK's prohibition of stray shopping carts
    02/10/2016 05:24 PM PST - Antioch's city council took a step toward reducing blight this week by adopting an ordinance that holds retailers responsible for retrieving the abandoned shopping carts that show up around town. 

    Alameda letters: Mideast refugees mustn't be denied asylum
    02/10/2016 04:55 PM PST - Mideast refugees mustn't be deniedIt saddens me when I hear those who would turn away Syrian refugees for fear we would admit terrorists. There is at least a two-year vetting process to screen applicants, the majority being women and children. 

    Hundreds of tacks found in Ohlone Dog Park in Hercules
    02/10/2016 08:02 PM PST - Hundreds of tacks were found strewn throughout a dog park in Hercules Saturday, police said. 

    Alameda calendar: Crab Cove cleanup on Sunday
    02/10/2016 04:51 PM PST - Email your item to alamedanews@bayareanewsgroup.com or mail to Alameda Journal, 1516 Oak St., suite 105, Alameda CA 94501. Please submit your item two weeks before event date. 

    San Ramon attorney convicted of killing Chinese tourist arrested after testing for drugs
    02/10/2016 08:18 PM PST - Spencer Freeman Smith, a San Ramon attorney convicted of killing a Chinese tourist in a hit-and-run crash in 2012 has been arrested again after failing to appear in court after testing positive for cocaine.  

    Antioch police arrest suspect in hectic Sycamore Drive shootout
    02/10/2016 04:43 PM PST - ANTIOCH -- Police this week ended their search for a suspect in a bizarre and chaotic shooting between two neighbors, which started over a simple noise complaint. 

    Alameda police searching for man who went missing in Oakland
    02/10/2016 05:04 PM PST - John Nelson Beck, 73, was last seen Tuesday on Clay Street, police say. 

    Piedmont, Montclair pet of the week: Titan
    02/10/2016 04:25 PM PST - Titan, an adult American pit bull mix, is the East Bay SPCA's pet of the week. He is a big guy who will be someone's reliable constant companion. He's looking for a new start, not yet 5½ years old. 

    'Love the Laurel' mural dedicated
    02/10/2016 04:23 PM PST - The Laurel District Association dedicated the "Love The Laurel" mural Saturday. The mural was done to bring a touch of beauty to the Laurel District while demonstrating "how different colors come together and make something beautiful," muralist Fernando "Rush" Santos explained.  

    Schlader to receive lifetime award for 50 years of Woodminister
    02/10/2016 04:18 PM PST - It's Harriet Schlader's remarkable 50-year tenure at the helm -- with her late husband Jim Schlader -- of Woodminster Summer Musicals that has earned her a lifetime service award from the Oakland Heritage Alliance. 

    Montclair: Changes coming to dangerous intersection
    02/10/2016 04:18 PM PST - Beginning in March, the community will see measures taken to make the intersection of Thornhill Drive and Mountain Boulevard in Montclair safer, including signage and striping to increase pedestrian safety. 

    Oakland: Popular Italian restaurant Marzano reopens in Glenview
    02/10/2016 04:18 PM PST - "We called to see what they were doing now, to see if they were interested in owning it. We'd back them with working capital, and then they could bring back what the neighborhood really misses," Hurley said. "They said 'yes' in a heartbeat." 

    Brentwood Councilman Steve Barr joins race for county supervisor
    02/10/2016 04:17 PM PST - City Councilman Steve Barr will enter the race for outgoing county Supervisor Mary Piepho's seat.  

    Staying safe near the Bay Area coastline amid high surf advisory
    02/10/2016 03:56 PM PST - The National Weather Service has issued a high surf advisory for Bay Area beaches that goes into effect Thursday at noon, just a day ahead of the Titans of Mavericks surf contest; here are some tips for saying safe near the coastline.  

    Golfer Jason Day, age 28, is feeling old
    02/10/2016 10:33 PM PST - Unlike golf's other young guns, 28-year-old Jason Day has real-life responsibilities.  

    Kawakami: Warriors Math adding up to at least 72 wins
    02/10/2016 09:56 PM PST - When the numbers are crunched, the Golden State Warriors are headed toward at least 72 wins this season.  

    Clusters of ladybugs hibernating in Redwood Regional Park
    02/10/2016 03:07 PM PST - Currently, ladybugs have gathered in several locations in the park, forming large clusters on plants, logs, sign posts and even on the ground. They're packed so close together that at first aren't recognizable as living insects. Redwood Regional Park is one of the easiest places in the East Bay to see ladybugs with several clusters along the Stream Trail, an easy walk from the parking lot. The Stream Trail clusters are between Prince Road and Tres Sendes and another dramatic gathering is midway on the French Trail between Tres Sendes and West Ridge Trail.  

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    Hundreds of tacks found in Ohlone Dog Park in Hercules

    Hundreds of tacks were found strewn throughout a dog park in Hercules Saturday, police said. 
    STATE NEWS
    Point Reyes: Lawsuit challenges historic ranching operations at iconic park

    Three groups sued the National Park Service, claiming that the cattle are causing erosion, polluting waterways with manure, harming endangered salmon and other species and blocking public access. 
    NATIONAL NEWS
    FBI surrounds last occupiers at Oregon refuge

    The FBI surrounded the last four occupiers of a wildlife refuge in eastern Oregon as they yelled at law enforcement officers in armored vehicles to back off, prayed with supporters over an open phone line, and said later they would turn themselves in Thursday morning 
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    Point Reyes: Lawsuit challenges historic ranching operations at iconic park

    02/11/2016 12:03 AM PST
    Three groups sued the National Park Service, claiming that the cattle are causing erosion, polluting waterways with manure, harming endangered salmon and other species and blocking public access. 
  • Gas falls under $2 - 02/10/2016 06:17 PM PST
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    Review: 'Satchmo' goes behind Louis Armstrong's happy facade

    The solo show 'Satchmo' by Terry Teachout depicts jazz legend Louis Armstrong reflecting on his bittersweet life and music; it plays at American Conservatory Theater through Feb. 7